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Annual Report 2021/22

Commissioning Services

After Hours

We continued to commission geriatric outreach services to support Local Health Districts and hospital networks to provide care to older people in residential aged care facilities and the community. A focus of these services is to reduce unnecessary emergency department presentations and hospital admissions. We also continued to commission two inner city homeless health programs. These programs provided support to local health districts and hospital networks to care for vulnerable populations experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in the after-hours periods. Vaccination efforts for these population groups were also supported. We commissioned Kirketon Road Centre Inner City Outreach Service to support 743 clients and St Vincent’s Hospital to support 917 clients, the majority of whom were homeless and experiencing other vulnerabilities.